There‘s a lot to choose from when it comes to relaxation techniques. These three are my favorites and you can use them wherever and whenever you want.
Lie on your back or sit in a chair and get comfortable. Close your eyes and focus on your breath for a few minutes. Scan your body by paying attention to one body part at a time, I recommend going from your toes to your head. Breathe into the tension you feel to release it. Many of my patients have listened to this body scan meditation and said that it helped them relax.
Lie on your back or sit in a chair and get comfortable. Breathe in as normally and gradually deepen the breath: breathe slowly in through the nose and into your stomach. Breathe slowly out of the mouth. Imagine that you‘re breathing in peace and calm and breathing all the stress out of your body.
It‘s easy to forget to be grateful, but it‘s so important to appreciate both the small and big things in life. The beauty of gratitude meditation is that you can incorporate it into your life in countless ways: give thanks for your food before you eat or count three things in your head that you‘re grateful for when you go to sleep. By focusing on gratitude you can reduce negative emotions and anxiety.